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Delightful Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe in 4 Steps


A skillet filled with chicken in a sweet and sour sauce.

Searching for a delicious chicken recipe? Look no further! This yummy honey garlic chicken is perfect! Its savory flavor will have you delighted!

Quick and easy to make, it’s ideal for a busy weeknight. Just a few ingredients, and you’re done!

Honey garlic chicken: a classic, crowd-pleasing dish. Loved by adults and kids! Quick weeknight dinner? Easy and delicious.

Honey Garlic Chicken with Rice
Honey Garlic Chicken with Rice

This recipe’s ingredients are simple: boneless skinless chicken breasts, garlic, honey, soy sauce and butter. Sweet yet savory marinade – sure to please. Serve with steamed vegetables or fav side dishes. Meal in 30 minutes. Bring to potluck or gathering = guaranteed smiles!

1. Gather Ingredients

This yummy honey garlic chicken needs:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)

These are all everyday items found in most grocery stores. Before you begin, get the supplies ready and lay out all the ingredients. Then, you’re ready to cook!

2. Preparation

Gather all the cooking tools you’ll need for this honey garlic chicken: an oven-safe baking dish, a sharp knife, a cutting board and measuring spoons.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes. Add salt and pepper.

In a small bowl or cup, mix together:

  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 6 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of diced parsley

Pour this mixture over the chicken cubes in the baking dish. Stir until the cubes are evenly coated.

Bake the chicken on the center rack for 40 minutes, turning it once at the halfway point if desired. Check that the internal temperature is 165°F with a meat thermometer before removing it from the oven. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

3. Cooking Instructions

Create yummy honey garlic chicken in no time! Gather these ingredients:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds until it’s aromatic. Then add chicken, salt and pepper them. Cook for 6 minutes per side or until no longer pink in the center. Put chicken on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

In the same skillet, add soy sauce, honey, and seasonings if desired. Stir until combined then add chicken back in. Cook for an extra 5 minutes until glazed. Serve warm with sides and enjoy!

4. Serving Suggestions

Honey garlic chicken is a scrumptious and simple meal. Serve it for lunch or dinner – don’t forget to keep it balanced with nutritious sides! Steamed veggies, brown rice, quinoa, farro, and salads such as kale with cranberries and goat cheese, or arugula with pine nuts and Parmesan, make great pairings. Citrus wedges give an acidic addition to the dish, balancing the honey-garlic sauce. For starchier sides, try garlic mashed potatoes or roasted sweet potatoes.

Finally, top off the meal with a sweet touch. Roasted grapefruit with honey, Greek yogurt parfaits with granola and fruit, or banana ice cream with chopped nuts are all delightful options. Serve honey garlic chicken with these accompaniments and your guests will be in awe!


Honey garlic chicken is a yummy dish that can be customized according to individual taste. There are lots of different recipes to try, for those who like healthy meals and those who don’t! Here are some ideas to make it your own:

  • Switch regular soy sauce for reduced-sodium soy sauce to lower the salt content.
  • For a sweeter version, add more honey. But also reduce the amount of cornstarch – otherwise it will affect the texture after cooking.
  • Veggies like green peppers, onions, carrots, mushrooms or snow peas can add color and nutrition. Fry them in a wok first for extra flavor.
  • Substitute white rice for quinoa or brown rice to up the fiber content and nutritional value.
  • Replace chicken breasts with boneless thighs for extra moisture and flavor without extra fat or calories.

Health Benefits

Honey garlic chicken is a nutritious, healthy meal. It’s packed with lean protein – 22 grams per 3 ounces cooked. Protein helps with muscle growth, repair, and hormone regulation. Honey adds flavor and polyphenols, which are antioxidants. Garlic adds flavor too, and helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Plus, it can help ease cold and flu symptoms. This meal can keep you full and promote good health.


Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven. Prepare the dish. Now you’re ready to make Honey Garlic Chicken!

Serve with a side veggie. Reheat leftovers with the remaining sauce for added flavor and moisture. Bon Appetit!

Check out 12 Chicken Recipes For All Occasions Yet Quick and Easy for more chicken recipe ideas!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the ingredients needed for the Honey Garlic Chicken recipe?

A: The ingredients needed for the recipe are chicken breasts, garlic, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Q: How long does it take to cook the Honey Garlic Chicken?

A: It takes around 25-30 minutes to cook the Honey Garlic Chicken.

Q: Can I marinate the chicken overnight?

A: Yes, marinating overnight will enhance the flavor of the chicken.

Q: Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

A: Yes, you can use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts, but the cooking time may vary.

Q: Can I use a substitute for soy sauce?

A: Yes, you can use tamari sauce or coconut aminos as a substitute for soy sauce.

Q: Can I bake the Honey Garlic Chicken instead of pan-frying it?

A: Yes, you can bake the Honey Garlic Chicken in the oven at 375°F for 20-25 minutes.
Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

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